New Testament Lesson 40 (KD): Philippians

I. Introduction

A. Notable

One feature that stuck out to me was the personal nature of the letter. Paul talks of his personal struggles and the possibility of facing death (Phil 1:21-26):

(21) For to me to live is Christ, and to die is gain. (22) But if I live in the flesh, this is the fruit of my labour: yet what I shall choose I wot not. (23) For I am in a strait betwixt two, having a desire to depart, and to be with Christ; which is far better: (24) Nevertheless to abide in the flesh is more needful for you. (25) And having this confidence, I know that I shall abide and continue with you all for your furtherance and joy of faith; (26) That your rejoicing may be more abundant in Jesus Christ for me by my coming to you again.

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